back from holiday

We had a really good week away. In brief…

Monday – Visited very good children’s farm yard and adventure playground at Chatsworth.

Tuesday – Tesco’s, and pottered around farm.

Wednesday – Very pleasant visit to Great Granny and Grandad in Derby, followed by a visit to Kelham Island industrial museum in Sheffield ( very friendly staff, HUGE restored steam engine, creative young children’s room, a very interesting place ) , followed by a visit to the Great Aunts and Uncles ( G.A.S, G.U.D, G.A.K, and G.U.T. ) A really lovely time, with lots of toys and stories provided for the children and a delicious tea for all 11 of us!

Thursday – a local footpath walk. Joel loves his backpack.

Friday – a visit to Carsington reservoir and the (submerged) stepping stones at Dovedale. Then on to Derby’s Industrial Museum. The boys loved it. Engines and trains everywhere.

Saturday – a local walk in the morning and then back to the above museum. Joel and I stayed at home because by this point Joel was displaying advanced car seat allergy. Then watched milking time at next door’s farm.

Sunday – home again. With renewed determination not to stay in a city for many more years………

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